CITIES: Cry Subsidy

The plight of the U.S.'s big cities, said Big City Boy John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Boston last week in Denver, "deserves to be the most decisive issue of the 1960 presidential campaign." Democratic Presidential Hopeful Jack Kennedy was saying just what the 1,500 mayors and urban experts of the American Municipal Association wanted to hear. "Only the last thin dime of the tax dollar goes to our municipalities," he declared, because tax sources are pre-empted by rural-ruled state legislatures. So cities must turn to the Federal Government for help, said Kennedy, but...

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